Works 1999 – 2017
11 April, 7 pm
Studio, Front building, 1st floor
Germaine Kruip in conversation with Stephanie Rosenthal, director at Gropius Bau
Over the past two decades, Dutch artist Germaine Kruip (born 1972, Castricum, NL) has steadily developed a practice, which merges time, space and perception. Like an anthropological stage director, she investigates, simplifies and presents her observations in a subtle manner often through architectural interventions. In each of these interventions, she changes a location into a stage, with the audience as actors in a play of substantive absence. By doing so, she activates both physical and mental awareness.
This publication presents an overview of the Kruip’s practice since 1999, two years prior to her engagement with the art context. Presenting over 40 works, the publication reflects on three periods in the artist’s practice, each accompanied by an essay contributed by Anna Gritz, Eva Wittocx and Stephanie Bailey. The idea of a catalogue raisonné came out of a conversation that followed Kruip’s ambitious project Geometry of the Scattering, which was presented at de Oude Kerk in Amsterdam in 2015 – 2016.
Germaine Kruip: Works 1999 – 2017 is edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, published by Walther Koenig Books, London, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, de Oude Kerk, Amsterdam.
With generous support by the Mondriaan Fund (NL), The Approach, London; Gallery Sofie Van de Velden, Antwerp (NL); Parra & Romero, Madrid; Gallery Baton, Seoul, and Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf (DE).